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Old 12-11-2014, 07:04   #121
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The gold, platinum, and diamond studded oil seal has been installed. Engine will be done tomorrow!
I told you to make the OTHER ONE into gansta saila' bling.... not this one!
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:29   #122
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I told you to make the OTHER ONE into gansta saila' bling.... not this one!
My engine's got grillz.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:21   #123
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No silly...

THESE are engine grills...

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wooohooo! Engine is DONE!!!! Starts, runs, took the opportunity to put a new starter on, clean the exchanger, check out the water mixer elbow, replaced some old hose, alignment, new seals on transmission, new damper plate, all new oil seals all around, new oil and filter, fixed some wiring on the old harness, washed and waxed!

Going back in the water on Tuesday!

Happy dance, happy dance!
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Nice!!! I'm glad to hear it all worked out.
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Re: Westerbeke 46 rear seal

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wooohooo! Engine is DONE!!!! Starts, runs, took the opportunity to put a new starter on, clean the exchanger, check out the water mixer elbow, replaced some old hose, alignment, new seals on transmission, new damper plate, all new oil seals all around, new oil and filter, fixed some wiring on the old harness, washed and waxed!

Going back in the water on Tuesday!

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Effinay Man! !!!

SUPER HAPPY FOR YA!!!!
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Back in the water!!! Happy days happy days.

Its funny how small maintenance items progress from being extreme stress when you first encounter them to something you acknowledge with a shrug at a later date. For example, when the boat went back in the water today, I heard some tell tale splashing of water in the bilge. It was my stuffing box.

When we first got the boat and had this happen I nearly freaked out - it was a very stressful day. Now, today's leak was pretty significant, almost a spray. However, today I just shrugged my shoulders, dug through my locker to get out the wrenches and fixed the issue without so much as saying a word.

That is an awesome feeling, knowing that my knowledge and confidence is growing.

We did have a slightly stressful moment when I was trying to pull backwards out of the pit. I put the engine in reverse and I started to move forward. So, of course, I thought maybe I was fighting current. It took a second to think it through but it turns out that the transmission lever was hooked up backwards when the mechanic reinstalled it.
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Re: Westerbeke 46 rear seal

A Big HOORAY!!!

Glad you were able to sort out the bigger bugs quickly....

Congrats man...
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FYI - We are off and away... FINALLY. Hanging in front of Fort Matanzas this evening... what an awesome anchorage.
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FYI - We are off and away... FINALLY. Hanging in front of Fort Matanzas this evening... what an awesome anchorage.

Oh man.... Glad ya got all this worked out ... but I forgot to tell you how much I hated you now
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Re: Westerbeke 46 rear seal

Also search for Toro Reelmaster 450-D for parts. You can actually order 4DQ5 parts through Toro. The link below is to the manual for that mower, which is much better than the Westerbeke one when getting into the engine.

http://www.samofa.nl/Samofa/Products...ORO%204DQ5.pdf
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If not for the oil leak, the engine still runs great. Starts right up without any issues. Doesn't make smoke, doesn't over heat, etc.

So, as tempting as it sounds to just bite the bullet and get a new engine if I were to go back, its still 1/3 of a new engine with plenty of hours left to go. It took 27 years to get up to 3000 hours and now I have all the hard to find parts, except a new lift pump (ah cr*p now that I said that I better get one). I even have all my solenoids, a new wiring harness, all new second set of gaskets, etc.

I would probably have hauled the engine completely out and rebuilt it from the bottom up when we first bought the boat.

But, no, I don't think a repower would be in order - I have other things that need attention, like new sails.

If anyone ever needs them, I have rebuilt injectors and lift pump for a LATER Model W46 1985+ (splines on lift pump). Make me an offer over the bill for fully rebuilding both the injectors and the pump. Still sealed in the box shipped from the company that rebuilt them.

Rebuilt Head never installed, a couple heat exchangers, starters, and original style feed pumps, water pumps, etc. with less than a thousand hours on each. And a bunch of misc. parts.
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If anyone ever needs them, I have rebuilt injectors and lift pump for a LATER Model W46 1985+ (splines on lift pump). Make me an offer over the bill for fully rebuilding both the injectors and the pump. Still sealed in the box shipped from the company that rebuilt them.

Rebuilt Head never installed, a couple heat exchangers, starters, and original style feed pumps, water pumps, etc. with less than a thousand hours on each. And a bunch of misc. parts.
Sounds like you decided to go in a different direction rather than fix/rebuild the W46. WRT to the injectors and pump: You called it a lift pump. Do you mean the "injection" pump? (high pressure pump). The lift pump on these engines is electric. I understand rebuilding the injection pump, but not the lift pump.
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Long day. Yes, have a completely rebuilt IP and injectors. And two lift pumps - old style with filter. IP and injectors were rebuilt by Able and new style. Head was rebuilt by local machine shop.

Long story. Thought we needed a rebuild (mechanic did compression and came back low on #3) so found a used W46 for pretty cheap and started the rebuild. Found out later the reason for the compression low was a leak at the injector. Have not sent the bottom end out yet for rebuild since no need right now.

We want to take off next year for a year or two again, and I would really like to get a new engine for repower or the admiral wants a bigger boat. If we do the repower, will go with a little less HP.
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